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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In Amnesty International's annual report on human rights, the organization praised Taiwan's steps taken to legalize same-sex marriage, however it criticized the country for rejecting the appeal of death row inmate Chiou Ho-shun (邱和順), changing the status of Indigenous land, ...
The Amnesty International stresses that Russia continues to deny the international human rights mechanisms the access to the peninsula. "The clampdown on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly continued in Crimea. The authorities continued to predominantly target ethnic ...

The Director of Amnesty International (AI) Ghana, Robert Akoto Amoafo, has said that the majority of Ghanaians do not get access to lawyers due to the limited number of lawyers in the country. To that end, he has said no measure should be put in place to block persons from entering the legal profession.
Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (second from right) receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe (second from left) in Dhaka on Feb. 16. A human rights report criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. But in presenting the findings, Amnesty officials called Bangladesh's ...
Ukraine's law enforcement agencies continue to use torture, as well as other forms of ill-treatment, according to Amnesty International Ukraine. "The investigation into the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) for its alleged secret prisons failed to make any progress. Law enforcement officials continued to use ...

The Philippines authorities must immediately drop all charges and release prisoner of conscience Senator Leila de Lima, an outspoken critic of President Duterte who has been jailed on politically motivated drug charges, Amnesty International said ahead of the anniversary of her arrest. Senator Leila de ...
THE Amnesty International has accused the Federal Government of unlawful killings, torture and detention in the last 12 months. Enumerating a litany of mishaps it encapsulated in 15 human rights issues in Nigeria, the London-based non-governmental organisation, in its 2017/2018 annual report also ...
Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International's new annual report says. 2017 "marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories" (OPT), Amnesty ...
The rights group Amnesty International says the world's most powerful leaders have made angry political speech a normal behavior. Amnesty International released its report on the human rights situation in 159 countries Thursday. The report says leaders in Egypt, The Philippines, Venezuela, China, ...
Accra, Feb. 22, GNA - Amnesty International (AI), Ghana, has called on government to adopt and enforce a ban on shackling and to invest in appropriate community-based services to support people with mental health conditions. It also called on the government to fully implement the Mental Health Act ...
In its annual report on the state of human rights in countries across the world, Amnesty International has criticized Spain for making excessive terrorism allegations against people expressing a difference of opinion on social media. "Authorities pressed criminal charges against people who had expressed ...
Margaret Huang, the Exec Director of Amnesty International USA, is fiercely opposed to banning the ads, telling us the ads are all about upholding human rights, which is neither a partisan nor political. She says the law is all the more misguided because it makes advocacy ads difficult to post in the most ...
President Donald Trump has been compared to Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte by Amnesty International, as they warn that his policies in the US are fuelling repression around the world. Mr Trump was accused of ushering in "a new era of human rights regression" and charged, along with other ...
President Emmanuel Macron's government has proposed tightening France's immigration and asylum laws despite bitter criticism from rights groups, who argue that the new bill will undermine the rights of immigrants seeking protection in France. Catherine Gaudard of Amnesty International France said: ...
Israel violated human rights in various ways last year, including the detention of Palestinians without trial, illegal interrogation methods, illegal construction in the West Bank and the restriction of Palestinians' movement, Amnesty International says in its annual report. Amnesty also mentions killings by the ...
Amnesty International's annual report, "The state of the world's human rights," gives five regional overviews and a survey of 159 countries and territories for 2017-18. Other areas of U.S. scrutiny include President Donald Trump's travel ban focusing on Muslim-majority nations; "major attacks" on the rights ...

You said no to hate. You said no to fear. You said no to a world without human rights. While world leaders pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored horrific crimes against humanity, and let inequality and suffering go on, there was another side to human rights abuses in 2017. That is the story of people ...
In 2017, Nigerian security forces carried out widespread human rights abuses such as extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, mass detention in sub-human facilities, attacks on the media and journalists, violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, and forced evictions, Amnesty International said in its ...
Amnesty International said that Finland's adoption of stricter asylum policy in recent years has endangered people's legal rights, saying that the country's revisions to asylum procedures continued to affect asylum seekers negatively. "Many changes in the law introduced in 2016, including restrictions of the ...
The entrenched "apartheid" of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, which in 2017 erupted into a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign, is emblematic of a broader global trend of dog-whistling, violence, and discrimination against marginalised minorities, Amnesty International has said in its annual report.
Graphic artist Fahmi Reza (right) arriving at the Ipoh sessions court accompanied by his lawyer Syahredzan Johan January 4, 2018. -- Picture by Marcus PheongKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 -- Amnesty International Malaysia today questioned the Ipoh Sessions Court's decision to punish graphic artist Fahmi ...
Rather, those previously tthinly-disguised attempts to stigmatize critical NGOs have now morphed into a full-frontal assault which threatens the very existence of organizations doing crucial work in Hungary, including Amnesty International. Under the proposed legislation, the Hungarian government would ...
Amnesty International has previously documented the unlawful siege and unlawful killing of civilians, including the use of internationally banned cluster munitions, in Eastern Ghouta by the Syrian government in violation of international humanitarian law. The organization also documented violations of ...
The sentencing of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison today for peacefully expressing his opinions online illustrates the Bahraini authorities' utter contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. The sentence relates to posts on his twitter account in 2015 ...
Amnesty International UK has today revealed the finalists for its Media Awards 2018, a prestigious set of awards that have now been running for 27 years. The winners of this year's awards will be announced at an event in central London on Wednesday 28 March, hosted by journalist and broadcaster ...
Israel is acting to enforce its anti-BDS law against Amnesty International, after the human rights organization embarked on a campaign calling for a boycott of products from Judea and Samaria and a weapons embargo on Israel, which it has accused of war crimes. finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Public ...
"This is a dark day for press freedom and for justice in Turkey and sets a chilling precedent for scores of other journalists facing trials on similar trumped-up terrorism charges. "The cruelty of these politically motivated sentences - 30 years in jail with up to 23 hours per day in solitary confinement and no ...
On Monday, January 29, the University of Edinburgh's Amnesty International Society hosted the event: 'refugee Voices: A Multimedia Exploration of Refugee Perspectives' at Edinburgh's 'Radical Bookshop' The Lighthouse. The sold-out event was extremely popular amongst the student body and ...
In 2016, Guilford students Melissa Fourrier, Juliana Evans-Anfom, Maggie Albert, Spencer File and Haya Al-Attar launched the Guilford chapter of Amnesty International, a global organization dedicated to opposing human rights violations. Fourrier initially proposed the idea to peers in her peace and conflict ...
"We are delighted that Eskinder Nega is finally free after close to seven years in jail on trumped up terrorism charges. We hope the release of this courageous journalist, along with hundreds of other prisoners, heralds a new dawn in the Ethiopian government's handling of political dissent, a dawn of ...
The Egyptian military's use of cluster bombs must cease immediately, Amnesty International said today, following the military's release of an official video showing cluster bombs as part of their recent operations in North Sinai. Amnesty International experts have analysed a video which was posted on the ...
The death penalty is an abhorrent punishment and should never be used in any circumstances," said Sarah Jackon, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and The Great Lakes. She described the sentence as "completely unacceptable" and must be quashed immediately ...
"While our thoughts are with the victims, survivors and families of this senseless attack, we know that is not enough. Our leaders must take action to protect people from gun violence. When people can't go to school, or to work, or to attend a concert without fearing that they'll be shot, that is a human rights ...
A bill that would impose new regulations on organizations that work with migrants would allow the Hungarian government to target any immigrant rights groups it doesn't like, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Amnesty International said the bill could empower the government to suspend, disband and ...
Asma Jahangir was a brave champion of human rights who leaves behind a powerful legacy, Amnesty International said today, mourning the 66-year-old Pakistani lawyer's sudden death in Lahore on Sunday. "For decades, Asma bravely fought for the most disadvantaged people in Pakistan, often at great ...
"The authorities' refusal to allow an independent investigation into the extremely suspicious death of Dr Seyed-Emami smacks of a deliberately orchestrated attempt to cover up any evidence of torture and possible murder. He was detained in Evin prison where detainees are held under constant ...
Amnesty International has brought a High Court challenge against the Irish ethics watchdog over a €137,000 donation backed by George Soros. There has been a stand-off between the charity and the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) after it ruled that the funding was in breach of the 1997 ...
The Israeli authorities must immediately release teenage activist Ahed Tamimi whose continued detention is a desperate attempt to intimidate Palestinian children who dare to stand up to repression by occupying forces, Amnesty International said. Ahed Tamimi's trial is due to start tomorrow in Ofer juvenile ...
Amnesty International and other PolyMet foes have been meeting with local and regional officials in recent days, including members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. That includes Amnesty members from British Columbia, site of a major copper-mine dam failure in 2014. The Mount ...
Leading rights group Amnesty International has condemned Ghana's authorities for carrying out medical tests on the private parts of two male students accused of having sex with each other. The tests amounted to "torture and degradation of their human dignity" in violation of Ghana's Constitution, ...
The United States said on Tuesday it was "deeply troubled" by Turkey's re-arrest of the chairman of the local arm of Amnesty International, and called on its NATO ally to end its state of emergency and safeguard the rule of law. U.S.-Turkish relations have been strained recently by a series of disagreements, ...
Leading rights group Amnesty International has condemned Ghana's authorities for carrying out medical tests on the private parts of two male students accused of having sex with each other. The tests amounted to "torture and degradation of their human dignity" in violation of Ghana's Constitution, ...
A small crowd was gathered outside Caglayan court. They held "Free Taner" signs while representatives from the Amnesty International's Turkey office were read their demands out loud. "We demand an unconditional release for Taner," said one of the human rights defenders, speaking to a group of ...
The incredible work of the suffragettes - ordinary women who stopped at nothing to get their voices heard - paved the way for a century of progress in women's rights. The suffragette spirit is alive and well in Britain today. Thousands of women across the UK are still fighting for our rights. They stand up to racism, sexism, ...
The Tunisian government must stop undermining freedom of expression and amend laws that threaten people's right to criticize the state, Amnesty International said ahead of journalist's demonstration today in what is being described as a "day of anger". The National Syndicate of Tunisian journalists has ...
It seems that officially partnering with pro-jihadists was not off limits for the once great and greatly-admired Amnesty International, yet hosting Israeli speakers with whom they disagree is. If ever there was proof that the regressive left rot is spreading into the core of our liberal culture, look no further than the ...
The Peruvian state has yet to present evidence to show that the conditions necessary to justify the early release of former president Alberto Fujimori have been fulfilled, Amnesty International said today, following the submission of an amicus curiae brief to the Inter-American Court of human rights ...
The Thai military government must end its far-reaching crackdown on peaceful demonstrations, Amnesty International said today as nine activists - including the first person arrested for protesting after the military coup in 2014 - are facing criminal proceedings. They join hundreds of people who have been ...
"President Trump is calling on American taxpayers to pay for a wall that will not only slam the door on traumatized children and families seeking humanitarian protection in the U.S., but will also recklessly cut through indigenous people's lands. The wall would have a devastating impact on human rights on ...


 

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